Historical period(s)
Sasanian period, 4th-5th century
Silver, partially gilt
H x Diam (overall): 4.9 × 19.1 cm (1 15/16 × 7 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Freer Gallery 21a: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
Metalwork, Vessel


carving, chasing, gazelle, gilding, hammering, horse, hunting, ibex, incising, Iran, king, portrait, repousse, Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651), WWII-era provenance

To 1962
K. Rabenou, New York, New York. [1]

From 1962
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from K. Rabenou, New York, New York. [2]


[1] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

K. Rabenou

Published References
  • Fukai Shinji. A Study of a Silver Plate with the Design of Royal Hunting Excavated in the Dailaman District of Iran. no. 892 Tokyo, July 1966. p. 17.
  • Dorothy Shepherd Payer. Sasanian Art in Cleveland. vol. 51, no. 4 Cleveland, April 1964. pp. 76-77, 79, fig. 15e.
  • Ann C. Gunter, Paul Jett. Ancient Iranian Metalwork in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and Mainz, Germany, 1992. cat. 14, pp. 114-117.
  • Ecclesiastical Silver Plate in Sixth-Century Byzantium Vessels: Papers of the Symposium held May 16-18, 1986 at the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore and Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C. Washington. pp. 147-53.
  • Fukai Shinji. Perusha kobijutsu kenkyu: garasuki kinki. Tokyo. p. 183, fig. 129.
  • Daniel T. Potts, Kate Masia-Redford. Oxford Handbook of Ancient Iran. Oxford handbooks Oxford, New York. pp. 920-942.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
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